Academic journal article The Journal of Parapsychology

Change of Editor

Academic journal article The Journal of Parapsychology

Change of Editor

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With the publication of this issue I will be retiring as Editor of the JP. My reason is the recent worsening of a chronic health condition. It's nothing "serious," as this term is ordinarily used in a medical context, but the annoying symptoms are exacerbated by stress, which makes even the routine stresses associated with editing and producing the journal quite onerous. Were I to try to "tough it out," I fear my job performance would suffer to an extent that would become noticeable to others. I will stay on as an Associate Editor to provide some continuity, but my role will be minimal.

When I checked my CV recently, I discovered that I have been Editor of the JP for almost exactly a quarter century. Although like any job it's had its ups and downs, I've found it to be an immensely rewarding ride. I am also aware that I am one of very few people who have been able to be employed full-time in parapsychology for most of their careers, and I am immensely grateful to my employers and to the parapsychological community in general for affording me that opportunity. I leave the editorship with no regrets, but it is time for new and younger blood.

My decision to retire was made easier by the fact that I was able to recruit an excellent replacement. …

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